Former ANTHRAX Guitarist Re-Launches Web Site

Former ANTHRAX guitarist Dan Spitz has re-launched his official web site at a new location: www.spitzcity.com. There has been no word yet on the long-promised press release revealing details about Spitz's new SEVEN X SEVENTY project, which at one time was supposed to feature contributions from IRON MAIDEN drummer Nicko McBrain and ex-MEGADETH ...

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Birth Of CHRIS CORNELL's Daughter Changed Him

Even the dark, mysterious Chris Cornell seemed unusually sunny when chatting with Tom Lanham of the San Francisco Examiner — due in large part to the birth of his daughter Lily two years ago, he confessed. "I was a sweet, pretty innocent little kid, but it didn't take long for that to change, for the ...

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CRUACHAN Name New CD

Ireland's CRUACHAN have set "Pagan" as the title for their forthcoming album, tentatively due in the fall through Hammerheart Records. The follow-up to last year's "Folk-Lore" will be recorded and mixed at Sonic studios in Dublin between March 29 and May 11. ...

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DARK ANGEL: Live DVD On The Way

Reunited Los Angeles thrashers DARK ANGEL are in the process of compiling a live DVD consisting of footage recorded during the band's heyday in the late '80s as well as at some of their more recent appearances. Says guitarist Eric Meyer: "Over the years I've gathered a collection gigs that I think fucking kick ass, ...

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Former HELMET Leader Addresses Reunion Rumors

Ex-HELMET and current GANDHI mainman Page Hamilton has sent a lengthy e-mail to the unofficial HELMET site HelmetBand.com clarifying a comment made during a GANDHI show last summer/fall in which he referred to his former bandmates as "assholes" and addressing the persistent rumors of a HELMET reunion at some point in the not-too-distant future. Hamilton's ...

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STEVE VAI's 'Make A Noise Foundation' Awards Scholarships

Four aspiring music students who were previously unable to pursue their goals are now one step closer to achieving their dreams. Joel Oglesby, Jennifer Smallwood, Reid Chamness Karle, and Michael Hughey have all been awarded scholarships by the "Make a Noise Foundation" to attend Full Sail, a state-of-the-art Florida college offering degrees in recording engineering ...

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SLIPKNOT Singer: Illegal Music Downloading Spoils The Surprise

SLIPKNOT/STONE SOUR frontman Corey Taylor believes that Internet music downloading has taken away some of the excitement associated with the experience of buying new albums in the stores, with many of the songs available in unfinished form months before the final product reaches the record shop shelves. "It just spoils the surprise," Taylor told Kerrang! ...

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